Natural Resource Manager
Colorado River Commission of Nevada
555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 3100
Las Vegas, NV 89101-1065
Tel: 702-486-2672 Fax: 702-486-2697
McClain Peterson served as a Natural Resource Analyst with the Colorado River Commission of Nevada from 2001 to March 2008. His principal duties included managing and maintaining the state's Colorado River water use accounting and representing Nevada on both intrastate and interstate matters related to the Colorado River. He was involved in several research projects as an analyst, most notably in the area of interstate seawater desalination agreements and exchanges. In March 2008 he was promoted to Manager of the newly created Natural Resources Group. In this capacity he manages a group of professionals dealing with the Commission's water and environmental responsibilities. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Peterson was a graduate intern for the Las Vegas Wash Coordination Team. He also worked at the University of Reno as a research technician studying protein transport within the endoplasmic reticulum of eukaryotic cells. McClain grew up in Las Vegas and attended the University of Nevada Reno and graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Economics. He received an M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. In addition, Mr. Peterson holds a certification in public management from the Nevada Certified Public Manager's Program.